Murphy Named Little East Conference Rookie of the Week

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – For the first time this season, freshman hitter Julia Murphy (Canton, Mass.) has earned a Little East Conference weekly honor as she was named the Rookie of the Week after three strong showings last week.

The Canton native averaged 2.64 kills and 3.4 points per game last week as UMB went 2-1, which included a 3-0 win over Little East Conference opponent Rhode Island College.  On the week, Murphy recorded a 37.7 hitting percentage and recorded 10 or more kills in two of the three matches.  In the win RIC she hit a season-best 52.6 scoring 12 kills on 19 attempts to help the Beacons improve to 2-0 in the LEC.

On Saturday she recorded 10 kills in the four game win over Connecticut College at Tufts University.  She also recorded two aces and three blocks in the rematch of last year's NCAA New England Regional semi-final.  In the final match of the weekend, Murphy scored seven kills and had five block assists in the 3-1 loss to Tufts.